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UN Secretary-General Appoints New Leadership for Ozone Convention and Financial Mechanism
Due to the widespread adoption and ratification the Vienna Convention and its Montreal Protocol, supported by the Multilateral Fund, the efforts on ozone have been widely recognised as an example for international co-operation in addressing global environmental challenges.

Smarter Construction of Railways and Fences Needed to Reduce Threats to Endangered Antelopes in Central Asia
The new CMS report, which is supported by the Frankfurt Zoological Society and Fauna & Flora International, outlines solutions on how to make these potential barriers more permeable.

UNEP Highlights Key Role of Indigenous Communities in Transition to a Green Economy
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples Marked Today

UN Secretary-General Appoints Ibrahim Thiaw as UNEP Deputy Executive Director
Mr. Thiaw succeeds Amina Mohamed of Kenya as Assistant Secretary-General and UNEP Deputy Executive Director.

Young Thai Wins UNEP Global Art and Environment Competition
Entries Sought for Next Competition under Theme of Food Waste

OzHarvest partners with the United Nations Environment Programme to feed 5000 people in Martin Place
The way humanity manages or mismanages its food supply will in many ways define the 21st century-currently we know that we are not doing a great job with at least one third of all food produced lost or wasted.

Clean-up of Polluting Brick Kilns and Cook Stoves Backed by Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Cutting emissions of SLCPs like black carbon, methane and gases known as HFCs could cut the rate of global warming by up to 0.5 degrees Celsius, save millions of lives and reduce crop losses by over 30 million tonnes a year.

World's Largest Solar Ship Docks in Halifax, Canada
UNEP-Supported PlanetSolar Investigated Ocean Eddies on journey from Boston

OzHarvest partners with the United Nations Environment Programme  to feed 5000 people in Sydney
As a nation, Australians waste $7.8 billion dollars of food or four million tonnes per annum

World Environment Day: Greening the Blue Photo Pledge Campaign Winners Announced
Greening the Blue aims at raising awareness of the importance of sustainability throughout the UN system